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Kenya on the brink of recording big five extinction

Mon, 2009-06-08 16:07 by Hans
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In crumbling Zimbabwe, even the elephants flee

Fri, 2009-05-01 14:47 by Hans

Some 400 have crossed into Zambia, conservation group says

AP Associated Press
updated 4:59 p.m. ET April 27, 2009

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HARARE, Zimbabwe - Growing pressure from poaching and human encroachment has driven hundreds of elephants to migrate across Zimbabwe's borders and at least one leopard to stalk an upmarket suburb of the capital, conservationists said Monday.

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Mara wildlife in serious decline

Fri, 2009-04-24 19:46 by Hans
Numbers of giraffe in the Masai Mara fell by more than 80%

Numbers of giraffe in the Masai Mara fell by more than 80%

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Witch-Hunt: The Hidden War on African Women

Thu, 2009-03-12 16:19 by Hans

Johann Hari, Columnist, London Independent

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Footprints offer clue on path to modern man

Sat, 2009-02-28 07:24 by Hans
Ancient footprint

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Footprints offer clue on path to modern man
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
The evidence, reported by a team that included Rutgers University in today's issue of the journal Science, comes from the rarest of anthropological discoveries - their footprints. Among those who helped uncover the tracks, preserved for the ages when a ...

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Baby chimps are as bright as human infants

Sun, 2009-02-01 22:40 by Hans

From The Sunday Times
February 1, 2009

Hello smartypants: baby chimps are as bright as human infants
Jack Grimston

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CHIMPANZEES have long been known for their ability to mimic humans. Now scientists have found that baby chimps’ mental development can even be more advanced than children of the same age.

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Research uncovers surprising lion stronghold in war-torn central Africa

Sun, 2009-02-01 08:14 by Hans

ScienceBlog

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Times are tough for wildlife living at the frontier between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armies are reportedly encamped in a national park and wildlife preserve on the Congolese side, while displaced herders and their cattle have settled in an adjoining Ugandan park.

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Unusual utilization of wild African animals

Wed, 2009-01-28 14:55 by Hans

HAARETZ.com, Israel

IDF adds antelope to its arsenal in fight against Hezbollah

By Eli Ashkenazi, Haaretz Correspondent

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In addition to infantry, armor and intelligence units, the Israel Defense Forces has also deployed eight Eland antelope to further secure Israel's tense northern border against Hezbollah.

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"The blanket of death falls over Zimbabwe."

Sun, 2008-11-23 09:42 by Hans

Michealene Cristini Risley
Posted November 22, 2008 | 07:17 PM (EST)

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Saving Africa's witch children

Mon, 2008-11-17 20:04 by Hans

Channel 4
Broadcast: Wednesday 12 November 2008 09:00 PM

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In some of the poorest parts of Nigeria, where evangelical religious fervour is combined with a belief in sorcery and black magic, many thousands of children are being blamed for catastrophes, death and famine - and branded witches by powerful pastors. These children are then abandoned, tortured, starved and murdered - all in the name of Jesus Christ.